Photo #: NH 41829
USS S-4 (SS-109)
Secretary of the Navy Curtis D. Wilbur inspecting the submarine, soon after she was salvaged from the ocean off Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she was sunk in a collision with USCGC Paulding on 17 December 1927. Photographed in dry dock at the Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 20 March 1928.
The Captain with Secretary Wilbur is probably James D. Willson, Commander of the Receiving Ship at Boston. They are standing on S-4's deck, just above the hole in her starboard hull made by Paulding's bow.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 12 April 2005